Heroes of Might & Magic V

Heroes of Might & Magic V

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Few tweaks
By MusicManiac
Show approximate amount of creatures on map, example: "Few (1-4)", instead of "Few".
Increase amount of exp heroes gain from higher level creatures.
Higher level cap in campaigns.
Easier Town Portal Spell.
 
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This guide is for game version 1.6
Hi all, here I'll describe how I tweaked game a little, and how you can do it, so it's more convenient to play. You can tweak everything the same way I did, or just partly. For example, if you want to see creature amounts on the map, but don't want to change exp from higher-tier creatures.
  • Show creature numbers on the adventure map. Before -> After. Info was taken from here[www.heroesofmightandmagic.com], also I checked actuall game values, so everything is right.

  • Changes amount of exp you get from high-tier creatures. This was made to speed up high-level gameplay.
    Tier
    Exp Multiplier
    1
    1 (no changes)
    2-4
    2 (double exp)
    5-6
    3 (triple)
    7
    4 (quadriple)
    Example, before -> after:

  • Higher level cap during campaigns. Please be advised it will make campaign easier due to your main hero being higher level than he was supposed to be. Highly recommended to run with higher exp from high-tier creatures. All level caps has been increased by 25%, rounding up. Also, every last scenario in each of 6 campaigns now has no level cap.
    Campaign 1
    Old Cap
    New Cap
    Campaign 2
    Old Cap
    New Cap
    Campaign 3
    Old Cap
    New Cap
    Map 1
    5
    7
    Map 1
    10
    13
    Map 1
    10
    13
    Map 2
    12
    15
    Map 2
    18
    23
    Map 2
    20
    25
    Map 3
    18
    23
    Map 3
    24
    30
    Map 3
    26
    33
    Map 4
    22
    28
    Map 4
    30
    38
    Map 4
    30
    38
    Map 5
    24
    0
    Map 5
    0
    0
    Map 5
    0
    0
    Campaign 4
    Old Cap
    New Cap
    Campaign 5
    Old Cap
    New Cap
    Campaign 6
    Old Cap
    New Cap
    Map 1
    12
    15
    Map 1
    12
    15
    Map 1
    10
    13
    Map 2
    18
    23
    Map 2
    18
    23
    Map 2
    20
    25
    Map 3
    26
    33
    Map 3
    24
    30
    Map 3
    25
    32
    Map 4
    28
    35
    Map 4
    30
    38
    Map 4
    30
    38
    Map 5
    0
    0
    Map 5
    40
    0
    Map 5
    0
    0
  • Make Town Portal Spell easier to access. Hero level requirement changed from 20 to 15, as well as Mage Tower level required to learn it changed from 5 to 4. Sorry, no screenshots here :D
What do you need to apply these tweaks.
Not much, really:
  • Basic understanding how to navigate through your computer.
  • WinRAR or any other file archiver tool (to get access to game package files)
  • Lil' bit of brains.
Step-by step installation guide
  1. First of all, you'll need to download archive with tweaked files, you can find it here - http://heroescommunity.com/viewthread.php3?TID=45456
    If you're paranoid feel free to check this with whatever you want, there are like 30 files in there (.xdb and .txt)
  2. Now, open your HOMM data folder, for me it's
    C:\SteamLibrary\steamapps\common\Heroes of Might and Magic 5\data
    There you should be able to see original data packs (mine are modified already). I recommend to backup these, if you'll want to revert back the changes. Although I didn't back up myself xD
    Keep this window open.
  3. Now, decide what of 4 tweaks you want to use (you can choose multiple).

Creature numbers on the map
  1. In my archive open folder "data.pak". Now open (with WinRAR or other software) data.pak in games directory. Copy folder "UI" from my folder into this pack. Right in the root, it will merge and update original game files.
  2. In my archive open folder "texts.pak". Now open (with WinRAR or other software) texts.pak in games directory. Copy folder "Texts" from my folder into this pack. Right in the root, it will merge and update original game files.
  3. In my archive open folder "p3-texts.pak". Now open (with WinRAR or other software) p3-texts.pak in games directory. Copy folder "Texts" from my folder into this pack. Right in the root, it will merge and update original game files.
  4. Enjoy.

More Exp from high-tier creatures
  1. In my archive open folder "data.pak / GameMechanics". Now open (with WinRAR or other software) data.pak in games directory. Navigate there to folder "GameMechanics". Copy folder "Creature" from my folder into folder. Right in the "GameMechanics" folder, it will merge and update original game files.
  2. In my archive open folder "p3c-data.pak". Now open (with WinRAR or other software) p3c-data.pak in games directory. Copy folder "GameMechanics" from my folder into this pack. Right in the root, it will merge and update original game files.
  3. Enjoy.

Higher level cap during campaigns
  1. In my archive open folder "data.pak". Now open (with WinRAR or other software) data.pak in games directory. Copy folder "Maps" from my folder into this pack. Right in the root, it will merge and update original game files.
  2. In my archive open folder "p3c-data.pak". Now open (with WinRAR or other software) p3c-data.pak in games directory. Copy folder "Maps" from my folder into this pack. Right in the root, it will merge and update original game files.
  3. Enjoy.

Easier Town Portal
  1. In my archive open folder "data.pak / GameMechanics". Now open (with WinRAR or other software) data.pak in games directory. Navigate there to folder "GameMechanics". Copy folder "Spell" from my folder into folder into this pack. Right in the "GameMechanics" folder, it will merge and update original game files.
  2. Enjoy.
Some afterwords
  • I guess, thanks for reading this guide?... :D
  • If you have any questions, feel free to ask.
  • Oh, and in case you run any other mods, if they change any of same files I've edited, it won't probably work as expected, you'll have to manually merge them by editing files. May the Notepad++[notepad-plus-plus.org] be with you, if you will go this road :D It's super easy, by the way.
  • Town Portal tweak will work, but spell description still will say that you need hero level 20. It's because I didn't change any spells text strings. Also, I don't care :D
  • Please, be advised, these tweaks make game EASIER. So if ya wanna just relax after work or university by stomping things to the ground, these tweaks are for you. Once again, that's why I made guide how to install things separately. Maybe all you want from this, is just to see amount of creatures on map. Anyway, enjoy.
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Get Low Oct 28, 2018 @ 12:24am 
interesting